One of the most joyous moments of a parent's life is the birth of their child. Both mother and baby go through quite the ordeal to be united outside the womb. But relief can be found in the practice of infant massage. This is a long standing tradition that benefits more than just the baby and here is how.
BENEFITS OF INFANT MASSAGE FOR THE INFANT:
Bonding - through the use of hands on touch.
Boosts the Immune system
Helps with digestion by alleviating intestinal/digestive discomforts
Relaxation - which improves sleep in infants and calms baby
Improves blood circulation
Relieves teething pain - massage boosts oxytocin levels. This hormone helps with pain management and also will help your baby self soothe.
Enhances the development of the nervous system
These are just some of the many benefits of infant massage for the baby. You will find that utilizing infant massage can help reduce the frequency of sleepless nights, and keep your baby at ease. Now let's talk about how Infant massage can benefit you!
BENEFITS OF INFANT MASSAGE FOR THE PARENT:
Bonding is a connection between baby and parent. Infant massage strengthens this bond.
Learn baby’s cues - massage helps you tune into your baby’s needs.
Provides a way for parents to soothe, calm and care for their baby.
Learning the techniques of infant massage can be beneficial to both baby and parent! Infant massage can be taught in sessions lasting 60-90 minutes. These lessons are led by a qualified practitioner. Until babies can speak reading their cues is very important to provide sufficient care. Learn more about Infant Massage from Integrative Health Therapies! We offer lessons to help parents and babies bond, and relax.